Margaret Carey





Soloist and Chamber Musician

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Margaret Carey, Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), is a soloist and lecturer with an extensive repertoire.

She performs solo recitals and can also organize ensembles (duets, trios and quartets) for special occasions.
Upcoming projects include professional CD recording projects, as well as concerts to bring this repertoire to the public.

Soloist Career

Recently, Margaret has published her CD “Rose Petals” with the Canadian Music Centre Centre Discs Label (2020), performed for the Amici Strings program in Calgary (2020), performed a world premiere of Laurie Duncan’s “Viola Sonata” (2016), for the 40th anniversary concert of the Johann Strauss Foundation AB, as an invited performer at the International Viola Congress, the American Viola Society Festival, and the CIM Vernon Castleman Viola Seminar (2016). She has also performed with the Manitoba Chamber orchestra in 2017-18 and 2019-20, and was on the faculty of the Westmont chamber musician festival in Montreal(2018), performed with the Winnipeg Chamber Players, at the Rio Cello Festival (2015), Doctoral recitals at the Université de Montréal Salle Claude Champagne and Salle Serge Garant (2011-14) the Centre Orford with concerts in Racine, Québec and The Orford Arts Centre (2013), the CICA International music festival where she performed as the soloist with orchestra (2012), the Affinis Music Festival, Japan, as well as various other recitals in Canada and festivals in Martina Franca, Italy; Litomysyl, Czech Republic and Båstad, Sweden.

The Winner of the Alexander and Buono International String Competition with a Carnegie Hall recital 2010 with Viola, the Yale School of Music Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition winner 2008 with a performance with Yale Philharmonia and Peter Oundjian conducting the Bartok Viola Concerto, in 2009, the Yale School of Music 2007 Lucy Grosvenor prize for “the musician the most likely to be successful as a soloist or chamber musician” for her class, the CMC (Canadian Music Competition) grand prize at the International Viola Congress in 2006, the CBC Debut Series Vancouver prize among others, she is not new to competition or to solo performances. She is trying to bring acclaim to the Viola as a solo instrument, and her Doctoral research was completed and focussed on Contemporary Canadian Viola Repertoire. She has continued to study solo voice repertoire extensively, and can perform professional solo recitals as a soprano singer and a violist upon demand.

Soloist & Teaching Credentials

Private music teacher from 2000-present (15 years)
Montreal Academy of Music authorized teacher, 2012-14. Violin, Viola, Voice, Piano and Music Theory/ Music History instructor.
Music Preparatory assistant and University student teacher:
Yale University: 2005-2008
Oberlin College and Conservatory: 2003-2005

Studies and work (viola, violin, voice, composition, piano)

Winnipeg Symphony, freelance soloist and private music instructor, Alexander Mickelthwate conducting, present.
Musician’s Union member, Winnipeg
Voice studies with Ann Golden-Fischer, Ellen Hargis and Lielle Berman-Robertson.
(Lieder (art songs in German), Renaissance and Baroque solo repertoire, French and Italian, Classical repertoire)
Doctor of Musical Arts completion, University of Montreal– studies with Jutta Puchhammer- Sedillot, 2011-14.
Studies at Centre Orford 2013 with Jutta Puchhammer-Sedillot.
Musician’s Union member, Montreal 2011-14
Principal Viola of the Appassionata Chamber Orchestra, Montreal 2011-14, Daniel Myssyk
Regular Substitute with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM) 2013-14, Kent Nagano
Montreal Academy of Music teacher 2012-14
Union des artistes member 2011-14
Solo Alto 1 in the Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Patrick Wedd
Soprano and Alto: Montreal Symphony professional Choir and Chamber choir, Andrew Megill
Soprano in Voces Boreales and Michael Zaugg
Montreal Academy of Music voice teacher 2012-14
Solo violist in the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre Orchestra, Japan’s Kansai area, 2009-11, Yukata Sado
Violin and Viola studies with renowned Bruno Giuranna in Switzerland and Italy, 2010
First Prize Winner in the Alexander and Buono International String Competition. Solo Recital in Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, 2010.
Solo Viola in Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, 2008-9, Sakari Oramo
S:t Jakobs Kammerkor, Soprano, Stockholm, Gary Graden, 2008-9
Chamber music and solo studies in Litomysl with Milan Vitek and Illari Angervo, 2009.
Yale School of Music, Artist Diploma and Master of Music, studies with Jesse Levine, 2005-8

Winner of the Yale School of Music Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, 2008.

New Haven Symphony member 2006-8

Verbier Festival Orchestra member, tour in Europe and USA with Charles Dutoit and Martha Argerich

Yale’s Schola Cantorum– Soprano 2 and Alto 1, Simon Carrington 2005-7
Christ Church New Haven, Soprano 2, Robert Lehman 2005-7
Voice studies with Lielle Berman-Robertson and Thomas Cooley, 2006-8
Music Composition studies with Jay Wadley, 2007-8
Voice studies with Ellen Hargis at the Vancouver Early Music Festival, 2007
Winner of the CMC Competition, 2006, Montreal
Solo studies at the Centre Orford, 2006. Michael Frischenschlager and Atar Arad.
Oberlin College and Conservatory, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) and Bachelor of Arts (Literature), studies with Roger Chase, 2002-5
Schleswig Holstein Festival, 2005-6
Domaine Forget Chamber music, 2004
Oberlin in Casalmaggiore, Italy 2002 and 2003.
Johann Strauss Foundation, Summer studies in 2001-2 in Salzburg
Vancouver Academy of Music, S.K. Lee College. Diploma. Violin and Viola studies with Gerald Stanick. 2000-2
Voice studies with Anne Golden-Fischer, 2000-2
Studies with Karen Tuttle at the Banff Centre, 2000
Winner of the Debut Series Vancouver, 2001. CBC radio recital broadcast.

Grand Winner of the Vancouver Young Artists Concerto Competition, 2001

2000, 2001, Winner of the Kiwanis Music Festival Mozart Competition in Violin, Calgary
2001, First Prize in the Chamber music Competition, S.K. Lee College, Vancouver, Violin.
Various other prizes for violin and viola classes in the Kiwanis local, provincial and national classes as well as the CMC competition. Studies in the Calgary Academy with Nick Pulos.
Piano: several years of private instruction with June Southard, Calgary Academy as well as piano lessons and classes at Oberlin College and Yale University. Montreal Academy of Music piano instructor 2012-14.


2021/2022 Upcoming recording projects with Roger Admiral

Work on Canadian Music Centre Centrediscs label and Virtuoso Romantic Favorites albums with Roger Admiral (Piano) Margaret will work to complete a second Canadian music CD with the Centrediscs label, as well complete her Virtuoso Romantic Favorites album (featuring ...

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Winnipeg Chamber Players, 2017

Winnipeg Chamber Players in Concert Sonia Shklarov, Margaret Carey, Sean Taubner, Travis Harrison, Beverly Wang Works by Benjamin Britten, K. Dittersdorf, J. Hetu, F. Evans and more Friday, June 02, 2017, 7pm St. Michael & All Angels' Anglican Church, 300 Hugo...

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